Video: Riverside officer accidentally uses Taser on partner during arrest

UPDATE @ 4:16 p.m. (Nov. 27): A Riverside police officer was injured when he fell and hit his head on the ground after his partner struck him with a Taser prong while attempting to arrest a suspect, according to a police report.

Police responded to Waneta Avenue on a report of a domestic violence incident on Thanksgiving Day. When they arrived, the man believed to be involved in the incident refused to produce identification, police said.

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Police then pulled the man, Christopher McClinton, from the vehicle and attempted to arrest him. They said he refused to cooperate and one officer used his Taser on McClinton.

In addition to striking McClinton, one of the Taser prongs struck the other Riverside officer, knocking him to the ground, according to police body camera video released Monday.

McClinton is charged with obstructing official business, failure to disclose personal information and resisting arrest.  He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday, according to records.

The officer was taken to Soin Medical Center.

UPDATE @ 9:35 a.m. (Nov. 24) 

A 22-year-old man was arrested following an altercation that injured a Riverside police officer, according to online jail records.

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Christopher K. McClinton was arrested in the first block of Waneta Avenue in Riverside, according to the Montgomery County Jail website. McClinton is being detained on preliminary charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

The incident injured a Riverside officer, but the officer’s identity and condition were not available.

Additional details were not available.

UPDATE @ 2:07 p.m. (Nov. 23)

An officer was injured while responding to a domestic dispute on Thanksgiving Day.

An officer and male suspect were wrestling when the officer reportedly fell backward and struck his head, according to an officer at the scene.

The injured officer is being treated at a hospital and is expected to be fine.

The male was taken into custody by police.


An officer in Riverside reportedly has been injured on Waneta Avenue.

A report came in about 1:16 p.m. Thanksgiving Day about a domestic dispute involving a man assaulting a woman.

About 1:30 p.m., Riverside officers told emergency dispatchers they "were fighting one” on Waneta Avenue.

Seconds later, the dispatcher asked for extra officers to be sent to the scene because an officer was injured.

Multiple cruisers were going to head to the emergency room, according to dispatch traffic.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this site as new information becomes available.

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